Cleaning makeup brushes
Today, the makeup industry is worth more than 500 billions of dollars, and makeup brushes are a big part of it. They have been around for centuries and almost every person who uses makeup owns at least one type of these brushes. And cleaning your make up brushes can be smooth and easy if you are using an ultrasonic cleaner.
How many do you think clean their brushes regularly? Not many at all!
If you are one of those make-up users who forgets to clean make up accessories regularly then this article is perfect for you. You can find out how to clean them fast and easy using the ultrasonic cleaning machine.
Ultrasonic machines? Sounds too complicated? It is actually one of the simplest and fastest ways of cleaning.
Let us first explain why you should clean your make-up brushes!
We clean all the things we are using on daily basis. We clean our coffee mugs, our phones, our computers, so why do we not clean out make-up brushes? Actually, they should be cleaned even more often as they are in contact with our skin nearly every day.
Have you ever forgot to remove your make-up or just couldn’t be bothered with removing it? Welcome to the club. But imagine how much make up is stuck to your make up brushes after not cleaning them for a long time!
It is a fact that most of us tend to forget about cleaning makeup brushes, some of us don’t even think of it. You wake up every day, use those fluffy, soft bristles to do the magic, and head out. But you are putting yourself at risk of skin problems if they continue to stay dirty.
Most common skin issues you can encounter if your make-up brushes are not clean:
You may not see the brush becoming dirty, but the bacteria are there, and they will eventually cause acne and breakouts.
Your skin has many oils present on it, one of them known as sebum. Every time you sweep the brushes across your face, some oil and dead skin cells accumulate on them. This makes the pores on your skin clogged up, causing whiteheads and much more.
Although the makeup brushes are associated to smooth and beautiful skin, a dirty brush does more damage to your skin in the long run than making it pretty.
Besides the skin problems you can encounter if you are using dirty makeup brushes, your makeup might look streaky. Since other products are present on the bristles, they don’t apply foundation or other products as smooth as they normally would.
Regular cleaning will also keep the brushes soft!
The soft bristles on your brush will harden by accumulated products like foundations and other creamy stuff which dries out.
This can irritate your skin, create a patch and streaky look and also cause skin redness.
Besides the positive health and hygiene cleaning of the makeup brushes also keeps them useful for much longer, so you won’t have to invest you money in new ones.
There you go! Healthy skin, smooth looking make up, long lasting products plus you save money and take care of the environment by not throwing away products which can definitely still be used. Do you really need another reason for cleaning your makeup brushes?
What is the best way of cleaning your make up brushes?
The process of cleaning makeup brushes can be tiresome as getting those products which are set deep within the hundreds of bristles can be a bit difficult and requires a lot of energy. This is why most of us don’t clean or wash makeup brush often, or do a poor job when we try to.
Lucky for us, there are many different products available for cleaning. From silicone mats to cleaning machines designed especially for brushes, the options are endless. However, the most simple yet affective way to clean your makeup brushes is by using an ultrasonic cleaning machine.
You may be wondering what an ultrasonic cleaner actually is as it is a relatively new invention and most of us don’t have any experience with it.
Ultrasonic cleaner is a machine that uses ultrasonic sound waves to remove contaminants from different materials like jewelry, brushes, clothes, fruits, vegetables and much more.
Cleaning of Makeup Brushes Using an Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine
If this is the first time you have heard of the ultrasonic cleaning technology to wash items, here’s a walk through on how you can use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean makeup brushes:
1. Get an ultrasonic cleaner appropriate for cleaning of make up brushes. We recommend HOME 750 or HOME 2500, which are smaller, portable cleaners very easy to use.
Once you use the cleaner you will see that is it very practical for washing other items and tools as well and you will realize you have invested your money in a useful product.
2. Fill your ultrasonic cleaner with lukewarm tap water and drop in your brushes. Also, make sure you follow the instructions in your machine’s user manual.
3. In case your brushes have loads of dirt and dry powder on them you can add some cleaning solution to the water. Make sure it isn’t too harsh or strong. Otherwise, you’ll damage the delicate bristles of the brushes. We have two different products available, which are perfect for cleaning makeup brushes and tools. Cleaning liquid AS-ENZ and cleaning powder AS-UCP, which are both especially designed for cleaning of oils and biological contaminants form objects.
4. Turn ON the machine and set it for a certain time, for example up to 8 minutes and wait for the timer to reach its limit. In case you think your make up brushes are not clean enough you can repeat the cleaning process with fresh water. Ultrasonic cleaners are also eco-friendly, as they use less water and consume far less energy. Rinse your clean brushes under tap water thoroughly to remove the soap and dirty water from them.
5. Gently squeeze the brushes to remove all the excess water from them. Don’t squeeze too hard! Makeup brushes are delicate – you don’t want them to shed their bristles.
6. Wipe them softly with a towel and set them out to dry. This can be done by placing them on a table or stand, making sure that the bristles are hanging out from the table’s edge. Leave them this way overnight, or use a fan for faster drying.
7. You’re done! It’s as easy as that, and you’ll end up with clean, soft, fluffy as ever makeup brushes that will be a treat to use.
Top reasons for using an Ultrasonic Cleaner to Wash Makeup Brushes
Are you wondering why you should use an ultrasonic cleaner instead of using the conventional methods for cleaning of make up brushes?
We will give you some of the top reasons for this:
First of all, we all rather make things easier for ourselves, isn’t that right? Well using an ultrasonic cleaner is pretty east since you won’t have to wash each makeup brush one by one, which takes a lot of time. You won’t have to manually scrub them and put effort into removing the makeup products from your brushes.
All you have to do is submerge your brushes in the water and turn on the machine. Your brushes will be cleaner than ever within ten minutes and you will hardly do any work. The most effortless, easy and quick cleaning of your life.
Cleaning with an ultrasonic cleaner is the most efficient and effective way of cleaning. It will remove all the makeup products from each bristle of your brushes using the ultrasonic sound wave technology.
Conventional cleaning machines and products can’t clean your brushes as well as this cleaner. Ultrasonic machine removes all the bacteria from your items as it cleans material on a microscopic level, and it is often used to clean surgical equipment.
Washing makeup brushes manually can often damage them, as it requires scrubbing. However, using an Ultrasonic Cleaner will make sure your brushes get the gentlest form of cleansing, and the bristles stay intact with the brush.
The ultrasonic sound waves create tiny bubbles that implode against the dirt particles, and this wave of energy separates the unwanted particles from the brush bristles. Hence, your brushes are cleaned without any harsh actions.
Is ultrasonic cleaner safe for my makeup brushes?
There are many different makeup brushes. Some are made up of synthetic fibers, which are either nylon or polyester. Other brushes are made up of natural hair, which is collected from animal furs. Are these safe to wash in an ultrasonic cleaner?
Most definitely yes. This is the safest and most gentle cleaning of your brushes.
We do however recommend that when washing brushes made up of natural hair you make sure you don’t use soap or detergent that has alcohol in it, as this may damage the delicate hair. Instead, use a mild cleanser like baby shampoo.
How often can makeup brushes be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner?
According to dermatologist your makeup brushes should be cleaned at least once a week to make sure your skin is safe from bacterial infections and breakouts.
If you have oily skin, wash them twice a week. Oily skin is prone to breakouts, so you should take extra care to clean your makeup brushes if you use makeup often.To keep you skin happy and healthy and avoid the risk of acne and infestions make sure your makeup brushes and other tools are cleaned on regular basis. And the easiest way to do so is to get yourself an ultrasonic cleaner today!